Jimmy Wales, the founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia, has launched a new website aimed at countering the spread of fake news by bringing together professional journalists and a community of volunteers and supporters to produce news articles.
The new platform, called Wikitribune
, will be free to access and carry no advertising, instead relying on its readers to fund it, while the accuracy of news reports will be easily verifiable as source material will be published, Wales said. Only time will tell if this new venture helps to curb the tide of fake news that has spread across the web. The Globe And Mail